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  • Nick Cutroneo
    Sunday, March 4, 2018

    Nick Cutroneo - Guitarist

     "An Intelligent And Communicative Player With Technical Ease And  Natural Musicality. A Real Delight To Listen." —Antigoni Goni.

    SPECIAL! WORKSHOP Saturday March 3 & CONCERT Sunday March 4

    WORKSHOP: Technical Improvement through Musical Example

    The CT Guitar Society will sponsor this workshop on March 3, 2018 at 1:00 pm. It will be held at Highland Guitar Studio, 642 Hilliard Street, Manchester, CT The workship is FREE to members, $10 for students w/IDs, and $15 for non members.
    Participants in this workshop will be given several examples from material common to the student repertoire. In turn, it will provide students with ways of dealing with traditionally difficult musical passages. Participants are encouraged to bring their instruments and examples of difficult passages from their repertoire. This material will be also used in the class.

     

    CONCERT Sunday March 4 2pm Windsor Art Center 40 Mechanic St. Windsor, CT 06095

    Known for being a “communicative player with natural musicality. Mr. Cutroneo has performed extensively throughout the United States and Italy.  As a highly sought after chamber musician, Mr. Cutroneo is currently involved with the New England Guitar Quartet as well as a flute and guitar duo with flutist Melanie Chirignan.  He toured extensively with the violin and guitar duo Tempo del Fuoco and performed regularly with Blackledge Music Inc. and the Northeast New Music Collective.  

    Devoted to not only the standard repertoire, Mr. Cutroneo has premiered many new works for the classical guitar, and a Guitar Concerto written and dedicated to him by Dan Lis.  Active in the community, Mr. Cutroneo performs regularly at assisted living facilities and public libraries providing an enjoyable and varied musical, as well as, educational experience.  He also provides master classes and clinics to public school music programs.  These classes are meant to further interest in the classical guitar to students who might not otherwise be exposed to the instrument.

  • 2017-2018 Concert Season

    Duo Orfeo <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, September 23, 2017</font>

    Playing a rare and eclectic repertoire on both classical guitars, Jamie Balmer and Joseph Ricker as Duo Orfeo are emerging as one of the most distinctive voices in the classical music world. Duo Orfeo draws their repertoire [...]

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    Glenn Roth <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, October 14, 2017</font>

    Norwalk native, Glenn is a sensational fingerstyle guitarist, his compositions suggest moods and narratives that compel the listener to fill in the details. Glenn Roth is not your typical commuter from Connecticut. Instead of a [...]

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    Guitar Day! 2017 <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, October 14, 2017</font>

    An all-day guitar extravaganza featuring concerts and workshops by extraordinary guitarists:  special instruction by outstanding artist Glenn Roth, fingerstyle guitarist and arranger, luthiers Paul Neri and Nathan [...]

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    Xavier Jara - GFA Winner<br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, November 4, 2017</font>

    Rising star Xavier Jara has won numerous awards including first place in the senior division of the prestigious Guitar Foundation of America Competition, as well as in the youth division of the Indiana International Guitar [...]

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    Randy Napoleon Trio <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, November 18, 2017</font>

    Fingerstyle jazz guitarist, has been described by George Benson as “sensational”. He has played on the Today and Tonight Shows, toured with Michael Bublé and Benny Green.  Randy Napoleon is a guitarist, [...]

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    Scott Sanchez <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Sunday, January 21, 2018</font>

    Opening the Windsor series is Colorado native Scott who is a Yale grad protégé of Ben Verdery. His playing is “very engaging, virtuosic and spirited” —David Leisner. Scott Sanchez's playing has [...]

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    Francesco Barone <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Sunday, February 11, 2018</font>

    One of a new breed of classical guitarists from the Hartt School, “brings a strong sense of musical depth…and commentary concerning the music” —Richard Provost. Award winning guitarist Francesco Barone has[...]

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    Nick Cutroneo <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Sunday, March 4, 2018</font>

    Final concert of the Windsor series, Nick is another up and coming classical guitarist out of the Hartt school, "An Intelligent And Communicative Player With Technical Ease And  Natural Musicality. A Real Delight To [...]

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    Jose Gonzalez & Criollo Clasico <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, April 7, 2018</font>

    The most eclectic Caribbean musical ensemble touring today; equally versatile in Latin, classical and jazz idioms. This musical family unit (father and sons) brings a unique and unmatched versatility and energy to any concert [...]

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    Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick <br><font style=&quote;font-size: 0.65em&quote;>Saturday, April 28, 2018</font>

    "Elegant."  "Riveting." "Soulful." "Classic mastery." These are a few of the terms that have been used to describe the unique and stunning swing-jazz music of acoustic guitarist Guy Van Duser and clarinetist Billy Novick. [...]

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